Students, police scuffle as Myanmar protest tensions boil

March 10, 2015 9:04 AM

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LETPADAN, Myanmar (AFP) - Student activists scuffled with riot police in central Myanmar Tuesday, vowing to burst through a wall of security personnel who have surrounded them for over a week at a protest for education reform.

Activists removed barbed wire barricades and tried to push through tightly packed lines of police, according to an AFP reporter at the scene, just days after Myanmar authorities cracked down on a supporting rally in the main city of Yangon.

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